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Epidendrum ciliare

Epidendrum

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Features

  • BloomsDecember
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite pale yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Epidendrum ciliare (Epidendrum). This is an evergreen species, the leaves are oblong-elliptical and medium green. The flowers are produced in terminal racemes of white, pale yellow blooms in the early winter.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Orchid

Other common names

Orchid

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in an orchid compost, with filtered light.

Propagation

You will need to divide the plants when they out-grow their containers.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for red spider mites mealy bugs and aphids under glass.

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